Hello. I'm dating a man who is an atheist. I am a Christian. When he told me he does not follow any religion, I was okay with that. I never criticized him. I never said anything about his soul or blah blah blah. I believe in respecting his choice as lonh as he is a good person and does not harm others. I did ask him why is an atheist because he has several Christian tatts on his body. He shared hsi story with me and I listened. No judgment. But when he he speaks about Christians he is very nasty and he gets very angry. He says that Christians are brainwashed idiots and many other unkind things. He tries to get me to answer questions about the Bible so he can discredit the Bible. Such as "do you really believe some man gathered all the animals and put them in a boat" or "do you really believe some man was in the belly of a whale" and more. I feel uncomfortable with his anger and I feel it is unfair for him to attack me and other Christians when I accept him for who he is. I do not answer his questions and I asked him several times to be respectful. He said that he will "never" speak to me about religion, again. He "thought" I was intelligent and more open-minded to "handle" basic conversation. Very condescending. It's getting very umcomfortable. Other than this, I enjoy talking to him and spending time with him. I respect him. Any advice?
Most Helpful Guy
Unfortunately a trend among many atheists these days. They lack respect towards people who don't follow their belief (or rather non-belief).
It is more of a problem of his character though which you should put into question when he behaves like this to his partner.4
Most Helpful Girl
Don't try to be more harmonious, because it sounds like you'd have to pander to him rather than simply be mature. I guarantee that if he did follow a religion, he'd still act the way he does now, just with a different excuse. It doesn't sound like he's willing to accept or respect your religious beliefs, which means he is the cause of the problem here, not you.
Honestly, I'd suggest breaking up. This might not the biggest deal right now, but I'm willing to bet that later on it's going to become a major problem. It even sounds like he's beginning to lose respect for you. I'm positive you can find a guy who's at least willing to respect your beliefs, if he doesn't share them.3